What are cookies?

Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

This site only uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used in order to provide advertising. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

Learn more about cookies on aboutcookies.org

If you have any concerns about the processing of your personal data by the Dementia Action Alliance, please contact the Secretariat, c/o Alzheimer's Society, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE.

Accept and continue

Feel Good Factor

Feel Good Factor (FGF) has been supporting people in Leeds to improve their health and wellbeing for over 10 years. Based in Chapeltown, we work with communities all across the city, providing activities, projects and services to improve access to health opportunities for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Our Healthy Lives, Healthy Homes project promotes and supports healthy independent living for older people, mainly from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the Chapeltown and Harehills areas of Leeds.

10 November 2014
Yorkshire and Humber
Health, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

The Oasis Café meet every Wednesday and enjoys a variety of reminiscence activities, music, quizzes, crafts, story-telling, relaxation and lots more. 

On the last Wednesday of the month we run a dedicated café with reminiscence sessions for people with dementia and their carers.  We aim to help older people, including people with dementia, make informed choices through access to information and services.

We offer support to help minimise social isolation, and support people to participate in activities, maintain independence and live comfortably in their home. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We need to work with our local communities to raise awareness and help identify and support people who would enjoy the friendship and support of coming to The Oasis Café and Feel Good Factor activities.  

Healthy Lives Healthy Homes is a funded, time-limited project so we also hope to secure longer-term funding so that the project can continue beyond 2016.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Welcome people with dementia to the Oasis Cafe

    We will continue to develop dedicated sessions to support people with dementia and carers to access the Oasis Café, and work with our partners (Trinity United Church and the Alzheimer’s Society) to deepen our understanding of how we can best support people with Dementia.

  • Dementia Friends Champion training

    We have already attended the training (done) and will continue to roll out awareness sessions for staff, volunteers and external tutors at Feel Good Factor. We will also work with different activity classes to raise awareness of dementia with service users.

  • Making our FGF building more Dementia friendly

    We will work with our stakeholders to decide how we can help to make our main building more ‘dementia friendly’.